Sculpey Souffle Polymer Clay Product Review

Sculpey Souffle Polymer ClayVideo #545: A suitable replacement for the Studio by Sculpey clay product that was discontinued a few years back.

Topics Covered In This Video:

  • Sculpey Souffleis a new line of Polymer Clay in 2014 from Polyform.
  • Comes in 22 colors, at the time of this posting.
  • Described as lightweight, exceptionally strong clay that doesn’t crack when used on large pieces.
  • It has a suede-like matte finish that doesn’t need to be sanded.
  • The clay is soft and reminded me of the old Studio by Sculpey polymer clay which is no longer manufactured.
  • Same sized block as Premo Sculpey but weighs 15% less than Premo.
  • Also available in Multi-Packs.
  • Designer colors… not artist based pigments.
  • When I mixed Mai Tai with the Bluestone 50/50 the colors mixed equally and appeared that the saturation levels (at least with those two others) are the same.
  • Colors did not shift or change when baked.
  • Matte finish that doesn’t need to be sanded.
  • This product will sand and buff to a shiny finish, but there are tiny white specks in the clay that are visible on the sanded pieces.
  • In a follow up video, I will do some strength testing.
  • Souffle is an excellent substitute for the old tutorials that called for Studio by Sculpey Clay.
  • Clay can be used for caning but it is a little soft, so it would be best suited for only simple cane designs.
  • Bakes at 275F (130C) for 30 minutes. I think it will need to be baked for longer but I will have to do more testing to know the ideal temp and time for this clay.
  • Forgot to mention in video: The clay has only a very faint smell similar to Premo and is very opaque in color.
  • There is no Translucent Souffle in the lineup at this time.

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  1. Hermine R, 10 July, 2014

    Great info. I will try it for sure

  2. Anna Sabina, 10 July, 2014

    One thing about the old Sudio was tht it hed it’s shape while without baking without any supports underneath. Has anyone tried this with the Souffle?

  3. Cindy Lietz, 13 July, 2014

    I forgot about that Anna, since I really didn’t use Studio by Sculpey for large dimensional pieces. Have already filmed the Souffle Test Lab but will have to do some testing on that and do another video on it. Thanks for the suggestion!

  4. Gayle Thompson, 11 July, 2014

    I bought several packages of the Souffle clay and tried doing a cane. You are right! The cane was very soft – even mushy. I put it in the freezer for a while and it stiffened up a little but it was difficult to slice. I don’t think I will use this except for very simple canes.

    However, the color mixing was great! The clay conditions very quickly and the colors blend very well. I am going to experiment more with the clay soon. I’m anxious to see how it does.

  5. Cindy Lietz, 13 July, 2014

    Yeah I agree Gail with the caning comment and the color mixing comment. It is nice to have a quality clay that has different properties, so that you can use it to its advantages. I’m glad to have it as part of our clay options!

  6. Donna S, 26 August, 2014

    Hi Cindy,

    Feedback on your Beginner Course and 5 Bonus Videos:

    First let me tell you I can’t remember the last time I enjoyed superlative value for my investment! Even if I had not been a beginner Clay-Lover, I would have learned new information from this course.

    Your teaching style is so very professional, clear and concise. I love the way you break down videos into digestible and doable steps. I am so pleased to have found your web site as a newbee to polymer clay! Like your motto; You made the mistakes so I don’t have to!

    Your beginner course videos helped me get a good solid foundation of knowledge and a successful start with polymer clay. Many of my “first attempts” were successes thanks to you being in my home helping me learn the basics. Not only do you explain the basic “How To” more importantly, you explain the “Why”. That’s how students learn best.. to know why you do certain things like condition the clay. Why you prefer Premo and Fimo and although Sculpey III is easier to use.. for certain applications like delicate flowers it is too brittle and cracks.

    Once I enjoyed and absorbed the Beginner videos and began ordering the videos for some of your projects, ( e.g. Reptile, Crocus, Orchid, Burled Walnut) I had complete success because of all I learned in the Beginner course.

    The five Bonus videos were exactly that… a BIG Bonus.. proper storage of clay (very important tips); sharpening your tissue blades.. I was worried about that as you can only buy them in packages of three and they are fairly pricey to be throwing them out so this video really helped understand that if your blades are not super sharp all your hard work in assembling canes can be undermined. Using Crayola Crayons was absolutely super.. I bought a couple of boxes at WalMart for just $3.00 each (back to school prices) and tried it right away.. with both the fine (used a lemon zester) and the chunky style with a knife… they came out exactly as you described in your video… WOW.. the fine grind ones looked like polished stones.. I’m so impressed.

    Then the Drywall Sandpaper. If I had known how much sanding was involved with polymer clay I might not have started into bead and jewelry making with polymer clay… However with your video on sanding answering Why, When, With What, and How.. I definitely see the benefits. Then a Bonus video with more help with sanding using Drywall Sandpaper and your Youtube video showing the Jooltool.

    You take all the mystery out of the process and give me confidence to try new techniques. A good example is the Skinner Blend using the tear drops as well as sanding techniques and tools.

    Thank you so much, Cindy, for coming into my home and introducing me to the wonderful, creative world of polymer clay; demystified, and first time successes.. incredible VALUE – unique to and only available through the “Polymer Clay Tutor”!

  7. Cindy Lietz, 26 August, 2014

    Thank you so much, Donna, for taking the time to write those very kind words. Sharing feedback like this really gives others great insight about what they can expect from the video tutorials. I truly appreciate it.

  8. Ozlem Cankaya, 22 October, 2014

    Hi Cindy!

    I am a beginner polymer clay enthusiast. I came across your videos and watched almost all of them! I really admire the clarity in your explanations and style.

    I purchased some premo polymer clay to make beads and jewelry etc. I could not find a reliable brand of acrylic paint that would not get sticky. I live in Canada as well. Could you provide me a few tips/brands that you use?

    It sounds like you are very busy with work – Thank you so much in advance for your time!


  9. Cindy Lietz, 27 October, 2014

    Hi Ozlem, thank you for your kind comments! I am not sure why you are having trouble with acrylic paint getting sticky. What brands have you tried? I have used DecoArt, Golden, Liquitex, Americana, and many others without them getting sticky. Are you letting them dry first? Are you positive they are acrylic and not oils? Just wondering…

  10. Laura Hofherr, 12 November, 2014


    I was wondering if you could help me. I am trying to draw on cured clay with markers. I have seen other work like this. Do you know what kind of markers I should use? i have a set of Letraset Promarkers and they don’t work very well. They go on like water color paint. I am looking for markers that have the opaque look and run. I will appreciate you help because I don’t want to invest in another set that may not work.

    Thank you,
    Laura Hofherr

  11. Cindy Lietz, 14 November, 2014

    I haven’t tested a lot of markers yet Laura, but I did test the Sharpie Oil Based Paint Pen in a video a while back. It is opaque and should work for you. You can buy them in singles at Michaels, if you want to test one first. I do plan to add other pens in the future. Hope that helps!

  12. Sheri T, 20 February, 2017

    I have a question. I’m new at polymer clay. Iv watched so many videos about making canes. I bought souffie because most videos said it was the best to use for someone starting out because it was easy to work with. So I bought a starter kit and a few blocks and now committed to this brand. After getting the starter kit I found its not alot of clay and I’m not one to waste so I bought souffie brand in blocks. But some colors I like more are other brands and some gilter clays and translucent aren’t the souffie brand. So my question is can different brands used together, mostly the glitter, gold, sliver and translucent. Thank you

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